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Jeff Bendix
How physicians can succeed under MIPS
Adopting some elements of the patient-centered medical home model is key, says ACP president.
Medical societies pleased with MACRA rule
Medical societies are welcoming the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule for implementing the legislation that will change the way Medicare reimburses physicians.
The challenge of changing patients’ health behaviors
“Motivational interviewing” helps patients make needed lifestyle, diet alterations.
Exclusive report: Physician income is actually improving
Primary care physicians see their practices improve as they become more nimble in a fast-changing world
Quality metrics: A payer's persepective
While physicians often complain of the burden that tracking and meeting quality metrics places on them, to commercial insurance companies they are an important tool for helping doctors improve the care they provide patients.
How to track quality measures
Healthcare’s ongoing transition to rewarding quality and outcomes rather than volume means that practices of all sizes need to pay attention to quality metrics. And while doing so requires time and attention, it’s not beyond the reach of even small independent practices, says Doral Jacobsen, MBA, FACMPE, senior manger with the accounting and consulting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.
Doctors are so much more than quality metrics
With Medicare’s growing focus on value-based payments, the debate is taking on new urgency
HHS announces pledges on health data interoperability
The federal government may finally be getting serious about promoting interoperability in health records.
CMS, payers release core quality measures for physicians
Collaborative aims to reduce metrics burden
CMS delays start of Meaningful Use 3
Final Rule makes additional changes to reporting requirements